Gracillariidae : Gracillariinae
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Gracillaria syringella
Common Slender

(Fabricius, 1794)293 / 15.014
=Caloptilia syringella
Norfolk status
Widespread.
Distinctive but variable species.
Abundant among privet and lilac everywhere, can be a pest in gardens.

Leaf-mine: June, August-September.
Contorted blotch with black frass, then two successive cones formed by folding the tip of a leaf downwards.

Recorded in 59 (80%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1886.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2021228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
19/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
18/09/2021127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
09/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
08/09/2021+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: Two Generations. Apr-May. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Privet, Ash, Lilac
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1  Mine: A
 Immature Adult
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